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10-14-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 473
Posted By skookum

I think that is a common tactic among electric...

I think that is a common tactic among electric car manufacturers. Over build the batteries in terms of capacity then charge only to 80% and make sure they can't discharge more than 30%. That greatly...
10-12-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By skookum

I have a Jones LWB (non-electric) and it is an...

I have a Jones LWB (non-electric) and it is an awesome bike, but I think in your situation I would look for a used hardtail and convert that.
Forum: Touring
10-07-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,994
Posted By skookum

Exactly

Exactly
Forum: Touring
10-06-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,994
Posted By skookum

Those are two of the most annoying you tube...

Those are two of the most annoying you tube personalities, but I persisted in watching because I have a Gates belt on my Jones Plus, and I have experiended the New Mexico mud.
It was so thick I...
Forum: Touring
09-30-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,665
Posted By skookum

It's a fun topic to discuss on a warm autumn...

It's a fun topic to discuss on a warm autumn night, dreaming of further expeditions.

I wouldn't buy a used aluminum touring bike, especially after reading the short piece that MSN linked, but a...
Forum: Touring
09-30-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,524
Posted By skookum

The worst is not being able to get money. In...

The worst is not being able to get money. In Indonesia my Canadian bank card would only work occasionally. The problem being if that machine didn't accept your card, it would do something
so that...
Forum: Touring
09-30-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,524
Posted By skookum

If I remember correctly it was about $4 or $5 at...

If I remember correctly it was about $4 or $5 at every ATM in the US, using a Canadian bank card.
I am sure it is the same for you guys when you are in Canada. It just annoys me that I have to pay...
09-29-21, 11:13 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,944
Posted By skookum

Bacl in the '80s, people were worried when...

Bacl in the '80s, people were worried when production shifted to Taiwan from Japan, because of the high value of the yen. There was a feeling that Taiwanese products were inferior.
I don 't know if...
Forum: Touring
09-29-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,524
Posted By skookum

When I go to Asia I usually carry about $1000 USD...

When I go to Asia I usually carry about $1000 USD in cold hard cash, because I have had problems accessing my bank account and many places don't take credit cards.

In the continental USA, I find...
Forum: Touring
09-29-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,524
Posted By skookum

This was about five years ago. They just have to...

This was about five years ago. They just have to think of question s to ask you to justify their existence.

Back in the olde days, I was leaving on a multi month bicycle tour of the South Pacific...
Forum: Touring
09-29-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,994
Posted By skookum

As somebody that has belts and chains on...

As somebody that has belts and chains on different bikes, I think they are both good depending on how you intend to use them. I agree with MSN about changing gear ratios, I have had the same...
Forum: Touring
09-29-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,524
Posted By skookum

Crossing into the US from Canada at Roosville by...

Crossing into the US from Canada at Roosville by bicycle, border guard asks how much US cash we are carrying. I have about $200, Chris has $20.

"That's all?"

" I have two credit cards and my...
Forum: Touring
09-29-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,524
Posted By skookum

There is a Montreal style bagel place here in...

There is a Montreal style bagel place here in Calgary that only takes cash. My niece thinks that is very appropriate.

I (along with the vast majority of Calgarians) am vaccinated. I can show you...
Forum: Touring
09-28-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,524
Posted By skookum

Since the pandemic started there are some places...

Since the pandemic started there are some places that wont take cash only debit or cc. Unless they are Montreal style bagel places, who only take cash.
Because they are owned by the mob according to...
Forum: Touring
09-28-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,524
Posted By skookum

i thought the Rawlins KOA was okay. Cheaper rate...

i thought the Rawlins KOA was okay. Cheaper rate for cyclists.
Windy as all heck and yes next to the Interstate, but that comes with the territory.
We were on the Divide and if we had known a...
Forum: Touring
09-28-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,427
Posted By skookum

Thanks for posting that. Nice to see that his...

Thanks for posting that. Nice to see that his friends organized a bike trip to remember him.
09-25-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 990
Posted By skookum

It does have pedals, but the pedal system is...

It does have pedals, but the pedal system is independent of the electric motor, it is not pedal assist. It weighs 100kg, so it won't be easy to pedal.
I'm not sure if it would qualify as an ebike...
Forum: Touring
09-20-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,755
Posted By skookum

We were Canadians in the US and it wasnt always...

We were Canadians in the US and it wasnt always straight forward to use a credit card at the pump. Often you had to go inside and get them to authorize it. Although I don 't know why you couldn't get...
09-20-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 990
Posted By skookum

How does that work, do they impound your bike and...

How does that work, do they impound your bike and take it in for testing?

As long as your ride looks like a bike and not a motorcycle, and you don't act like an entiled jerk, you're probably going...
09-20-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By skookum

Its interesting because some of my non ebike...

Its interesting because some of my non ebike friends seem to think that is how a regular ebike works.
09-20-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 990
Posted By skookum

I don't have a problem with throttles as long as...

I don't have a problem with throttles as long as the maximum speed is still limited. A throttle is quite useful in city riding.
The problem is how to differentiate an e ebike from an e motorcycle,...
Forum: Touring
09-20-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,755
Posted By skookum

Touring with a friend who had the MSR that can...

Touring with a friend who had the MSR that can burn gasoline, he would go to a gas station and ask if he could buy a few ounces of fuel. They usually just gave him a funny look
and said "No". then...
09-19-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 990
Posted By skookum

Car society is not going to break down. Its just...

Car society is not going to break down. Its just going to shift from petroleum powered to elecrically powered.
In cities, ebikes if properly regulated and if proper infrastructure is provided, could...
09-19-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 990
Posted By skookum

Slight derail but I don't think you could import...

Slight derail but I don't think you could import this into Canada as an ebike, but it appears you can produce it and sell it here.

Of course it depends on the province too, but as far as I know...
09-18-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 990
Posted By skookum

If it is throttle only, no pedal assist, its not...

If it is throttle only, no pedal assist, its not considered an ebike anyway,it will be an electric scooter and require insurance and registration. Might as well have the full 2000 watts available,...
Forum: Touring
09-18-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By skookum

Seems like a classic collectible bike and fun to...

Seems like a classic collectible bike and fun to ride as well. Good luck with it.
09-15-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By skookum

Totally cool bike. Who cares how much it cost...

Totally cool bike.
Who cares how much it cost if you can afford it and you are having fun with it.?
What colour is yours?
Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,395
Posted By skookum

I used a bike with tubeless tires on the last...

I used a bike with tubeless tires on the last third of the GDMBR, my buddy used regular tubes. He had half a dozen flats in that section, he eventually startted using slime tubes. I had no problems,...
09-06-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By skookum

I'm sceptical about the 300 km range, even with a...

I'm sceptical about the 300 km range, even with a 2000wh battery, which must weigh a tonne.
Forum: Touring
09-01-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,905
Posted By skookum

I actually have two, but I can't locate either...

I actually have two, but I can't locate either one. Years ago I did a 40 km back country ride on my Thorn and didnt have the wrench. One of the couplers started to loosen, and I had to stop every km...
09-01-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By skookum

There is a religious divide between hub and mid...

There is a religious divide between hub and mid drive advocates, but if you are thinking of a hub motor, I would check out ebikes.ca. They have many options and there is plenty of info on their site,...
Forum: Touring
09-01-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,905
Posted By skookum

Now if only I could find the wrench for the S&S...

Now if only I could find the wrench for the S&S couplers...

My Prospector looks like a heavy cumbersome bike with racks , probably not the target of high end bike thieves, still they will take...
Forum: Touring
08-31-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,905
Posted By skookum

I think we are on the same page. I was...

I think we are on the same page.

I was thinking I should get a titanium bottle cage for the bike then I would have steel, aluminum, carbon fibre and titanium all on the same bike.

I saw a video...
Forum: Touring
08-31-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,905
Posted By skookum

I have a tumbleweed prospector that I built up a...

I have a tumbleweed prospector that I built up a couple of years ago. The whole project started when I picked up an almost new Rohloff speed hub on kijiji. I didn't realize that it was a 36 hole hub...
Forum: Touring
08-23-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,653
Posted By skookum

I havent been there since the fire. What were...

I havent been there since the fire. What were your impressions?
At various times in the past it has been possible to get off the boat in the US and go for a walk.
I am pretty sure those days will...
Forum: Touring
08-22-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,653
Posted By skookum

I have a buddy who was arrested once but never...

I have a buddy who was arrested once but never charged. He has had to explain that, at the border, a number of times but so far they have always let him in.
Forum: Touring
08-22-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,653
Posted By skookum

Do you have a criminal record? That was my...

Do you have a criminal record?

That was my cousin's reason for never visiting the US.

I look forward to visiting our southern neighbours again some day, but at this point I have no idea when...
Forum: Touring
08-09-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,653
Posted By skookum

Somebody who lives in the vicinity needs to go...

Somebody who lives in the vicinity needs to go and check it out and see what it is like in this pseudo post covid world.
Forum: Touring
08-09-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By skookum

The Friday Harbour to Sidney ferry isn't...

The Friday Harbour to Sidney ferry isn't currently running according to wsdot.

This is likely due to the border only being open one way.
...
Forum: Touring
08-09-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 18,773
Posted By skookum

I'm in the middle of a Rohloff oil change right...

I'm in the middle of a Rohloff oil change right now, bike is in the garage with the cleaning oil draining. I fill the hub with 15ml of oil, but I have never tried to use only 15ml of cleaning oil.
Forum: Touring
08-09-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,653
Posted By skookum

Crossing the border has changed a lot in the last...

Crossing the border has changed a lot in the last 20 or so years. Used to be able to cross just by showing your drivers license, but the Canadian border agents were always suspicious that you had...
Forum: Touring
08-08-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,653
Posted By skookum

I should have saved that article in the Whitefish...

I should have saved that article in the Whitefish paper. It was interesting but a bit crazy, they seemed to be implying that there were potential terrorists trying to infiltrate the US, but the...
Forum: Touring
08-08-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,653
Posted By skookum

According to the interwebz there are a couple of...

According to the interwebz there are a couple of ways to get permission to enter Canada with a DUI conviction but they look like they are long, cunbersome, bureaucratic and expensive.
...
Forum: Touring
08-02-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,992
Posted By skookum

Yes have a fantastic trip, let us know how things...

Yes have a fantastic trip, let us know how things go.
Forum: Touring
07-28-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,653
Posted By skookum

Where is that? The only place I've ever...

Where is that?

The only place I've ever crossed by bicycle was Roosville Montana/BC. It took about 10 minutes, border agent was a jerk.
But they let us through and we had a great trip. I would...
Forum: Touring
07-28-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,653
Posted By skookum

The tourist industry will be welcoming because...

The tourist industry will be welcoming because they are desperate for your dollars. Still you might meet individuals that are not.
You guys still haven't opened up for us. Oh well maybe next year.
...
Forum: Touring
07-26-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,618
Posted By skookum

Just an example of what can happen if we get too...

Just an example of what can happen if we get too complacent.
Forum: Touring
07-26-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,618
Posted By skookum

Walkerton e.coli outbreak...

Walkerton e.coli outbreak (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walkerton_E._coli_outbreak)
Forum: Touring
07-25-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,618
Posted By skookum

Some of the tap water in smaller towns in the...

Some of the tap water in smaller towns in the Canadian prairies tastes pretty bad and I might buy bottled water there, although I hate buying bottled water.
One of the Canadian brands, I forget...
Forum: Touring
07-21-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By skookum

Nice website, but.. I couldn't get it to work...

Nice website, but.. I couldn't get it to work properly.
So what is the solution to your problem? Can you transfer in the UK?
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